A Trump administration report presents a grossly distorted picture of Nordic nations

A Trump administration report presents a grossly distorted picture of Nordic...

The Trump administration didn’t put its top minds to work on “The Opportunity Costs of Socialism,” a 72-page report that paints a dim portrait...
Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries about militarization in the North Atlantic

Iceland is key to NATO — but Iceland’s prime minister worries...

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland, is rare for her time; a truly left wing European head of government.She is chairman of Iceland’s...
The Week Ahead: First among many

The Week Ahead: First among many

The Arctic Council has never made much use of the Arctic Circle, a big annual conference held in Reykjavík, Iceland, each October: It was...
The Week Ahead: Force projection

The Week Ahead: Force projection

In her opening address to Arctic Circle, a big conference that wrapped up in Reykjavík, Iceland, on Sunday, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the PM of the...
How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for Arctic environmental groups

How the narrative on polar bears has become a problem for...

Our fear that the polar bear is going extinct is perhaps the world’s most powerful symbol of climate change in the Arctic and its...
As the Arctic’s biggest annual gathering matures, its focus turns outward

As the Arctic’s biggest annual gathering matures, its focus turns outward

Peruse the program of this year’s edition of Arctic Circle, a big conference taking place this week in Reykjavík, Iceland, and it appears no...
China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

China and the US both have strategic designs for Greenland

Two seemingly unrelated messages, reaching us only a few days apart, recently revealed how Greenland occupies an increasingly strategic place in today’s geopolitics.One of...
What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

What the new IPCC climate report means for the Arctic

If a half-degree temperature rise in world temperatures doesn’t sound alarming, the latest report from the International Panel on Climate Change should put that...
The Week Ahead: Lands of plenty

The Week Ahead: Lands of plenty

By far the biggest Arctic event this week is the annual Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavík, Iceland, which gets underway on Thursday. ArcticToday will...
Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —  as the world warms

Alaska’s political climate will need to change — and quickly —...

While the authors of the recent Alaska climate action plan say they wanted to balance “aspirational goals and feasible implementation,” there is far more...